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Old 07-01-2005, 09:29 PM
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Can someone tell me the pro and cons of of owning a route for snap-on,mac,or matco. Anything would help..!


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well what a great subject im sure everyone has @ one time or another has though of this

I personally couldn't do it because with my tool addiction nobody would be allowed on the truck but seriously

pros:
self employment
independence
get to play with tools
non physical work


cons:
big time$$$$$ in investment (capitol)
truck
tools
business expenses gas insurance royalties to snap on ...
dead beats that run off with unpaid tools and equipment
when you get out W/ snap on you cant sell @ a profit you must sell at cost

i do think it would be a very cool occupation lots of people make lots of money@ it

there is more to it than just this
this is what is spewing out of my insomniac brain @ the moment

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Can someone tell me the pro and cons of of owning a route for snap-on,mac,or matco. Anything would help..!


Kevin
Kevin, I have been in the auto business for many years I have seen many tool guys come and go.

In the last year I have had 3 different Snap on dealers = All say too many hours with too little pay. If you talk to Snap on they will tell you only the good stuff.

In the last 7 years I have not had a Mac tool guy.

The only tool guy that has lasted is the Matco man I have Known him for over 12+ years, he has been in the business for many years.

As with any business, you get out what you put in.

So if you want to put in half days (and I do mean at least 12 hours a day) and take a few years before you start making money, well then jump in with both feet.

Pros are as said

you are your own boss (to a certain extent)
flexibility for work hours
and it just sounds good to say I own this

Cons are

long hours
lack of funds
hight payments per month
and the saying "S**t runs down hill" being your own boss, means your at the bottom of the hill. The buck stops at YOU.

So with all this said, IMHO risk takers are the ones that make it to the top so jump in.

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HOLY GUACAMOLE BATMAN!!!

i alway figured it would be something like that
they throw you a bone and wow you with the glitter and con you into signing all you rights away
damn thats like finding out your stuff is made by child slave labor!!

Ive been shooting for the under dog for a long time so i for for the s-k guy or matco
before snap on of mac
but... sometimes snap on will be the only one who manufactures (or has the rights to) specific tools its disturbing but not totally surprising

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